Stealing Our Schools

by Jackie Dee King
  1. FairTest, The National Center for Fair and Open Testing. April 5, 2008. The FairTest website contains a wealth of background information, reports, and analysis on the "No Child Left Behind" act and the misuses of standardized testing in general.
  2. Monty Neill and Lisa Guisbond. Failing Our Children: How "No Child Left Behind" Undermines Quality and Equity in Education. (Cambridge, MA: FairTest, 2004).
  3. Sharon L. Nichols and David C. Berliner. Collateral Damage: How High-Stakes Testing Corrupts America's Schools. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007). This book describes a host of problems caused by NCLB testing.
  4. Sam Dillon. "States' Inflated Data Obscure Epidemic of School Dropouts." New York Times, March 20, 2008.
  5. Kenneth Goodman, Patrick Shannon, Yetta Goodman, and Roger Rapaport, Editors. Saving Our Schools: The Case for Public Education. (Berkeley,CA: RDR Books, 2004), pp. 85-87.
  6. Ibid., p. 53.
  7. "How Many Billionaires Does It Take to Fix a School System?" New York Times Magazine, Money Issue. March 9, 2008.
  8. Wayne Au. "Teaching in Dystopia: Testing's stranglehold on education," p. 24 in Rethinking Schools, Spring, 2008, Volume 22, Number 3.
  9. Tough Choices or Tough Times: The Report of the Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce.
  10. Jack Gerson and Steven Miller, "Exterminating Public Education," SLATE, National Council of Teachers of English.
  11. Joint Organizational Statement on "No Child Left Behind" Act.